Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-215

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 30, 2013
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    Traffic Fatality

    Man suffered fatal injuries in single vehicle traffic crash.
    • Wednesday
    • May 29, 2013
    • Time: 4:20 PM
    • Bell Shoals Road and Fish Hawk Boulevard


    • 2006 Lincoln SUV


    Robert Van Bomel
    DOB: 6-8-55
    15909 Sorawater Drive


    At approximately 4:20 p.m. on May 29, 2013, Bomel was operating his 2006 Lincoln SUV southbound on Bell Shoals Road north of Fish Hawk Blvd at approximately 45 mph. He drove right (west) off roadway and into the culvert in the area of Blair House Boulevard, with the vehicle rolling onto the roof and striking several TECO poles and a tree. Bomel was wearing his seatbelt, but the impact caused fatal injuries. According to witnesses there was no visible reason for him to swerve to the right.
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